The tree is up and decorated before Sunday’s lighting ceremony. (Photos by Jack Wolfe/Carolina News and Reporter)


It’s up!

The Christmas tree merrily stands in front of the South Carolina Statehouse.

The tree is a 35-foot-tall Norway spruce from Henderson Tree Farms in Morganton, North Carolina.

Decorations went on the tree Tuesday, from the top down, with the help of a bucket truck.

Workers also hung decorated wreaths along the Statehouse steps.

The tree and decorations are sponsored by the Columbia Garden Club and the Garden Club of South Carolina.

The governor and first lady will light the tree after the 57th Annual Governor’s Carolighting ceremony on Sunday at 6 p.m.

The ceremony will be televised by SCETV.

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